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CQ Announcements: April 2012
• The following events are scheduled for April:

CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO — The Cayahoga Falls Amateur Radio Club will hold the 58th Annual Hamfest Electronic and Computer Show from Saturday, April 4 at Emidio & Sons Party Center, 48 East Bath Road. Activities include a flea market and door prizes. Contact: Dan Atkinson, W8DFA, (303) 431-2090. E-mail: <skywarnohio @yahoo.com>. (Talk-in 147.27+)

LOWELL, MICHIGAN — The Amateur Radio Group of Youth will hold the ARGYL Hamfest on Saturday, April 7 at the Lowell High School, 11700 Vergennes Street. Activities include a flea market, door prizes, and refreshments. Contact: Al Eckman, (616) 450-4332. E-mail: <al.eckman@comcast.net>. (Talk-in 146.620 [PL 94.8] or 145.270 [PL 94.8]; exams)

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA — The Raleigh Amateur Radio Society will hold the 40th Annual RARSFest and ARRL NC State Convention on Saturday, April 7 at The Jim Graham Bldg., NC Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road. Activities include SKYWARN Spotter training, hands-on projects, youth lounge, DXCC card checking, meeting and forums, and cash prizes. Special event station W4DW will broadcast from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Frequencies are 7.235 and 14.235 (±QRM). Contact: Steve Ferrarini, KJ4BX, 107 Thomas Pl., Knightdale, NC 27545; (919) 247-8690; email: <steve.kj4bx@gmail.com>; <https://www.rars.org/hamfest>. Talk-in 146.64; exams)

GODALMING, UNITED KINGDOM — The Wey Valley Amateur Radio Group will air a special event station, GR100MGY, on April 10–15 to honor the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Frequencies on eight HF bands from 3.5 MHz to 28 MHz. QSL information: <https://www.QRZ.com>. Contact: Michael Shortland, GØEFO, <michaelgs1@talktalk.net>.

CHATHAMPORT, MASSACHUSETTS – Special event station KM1CC from former coast station WCC to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic; 1200 UTC April 12 to 2000 UTC April 15. Two CW, one digital, and one SSB station on phone 14.260, 21.260, 7.160, 7.160/7.060; CW 14.030, 21.030, 28.030, 7.030; PSK31 14.070, 21.070. QSL with SASE and sufficient postage to K1UI <K1UI@arrl.net>.

BELTON, TEXAS – The Temple Amateur Radio Club will hold HamEXPO! on April 14 at the Bell County Expo Center, Belton. Fleamarket, tailgating. Contact Mike LeFan, WA5EQQ, phone (254) 773-3590, e-mail: <expo@tarc.org>; <https://www.BeltonHamExpo.org>. (Talk-in 146.820–, tone 123.0; exams)

STOUGHTON, WISCONSIN – The Madison Area Repeater Association will hold the 40th Annual Madison Hamfest, Saturday, April 14 at the Mandt Community Center, 400 Mandt Parkway. A 26,000-square-foot flea market. Contact: Paul Toussaint, N9VWH, (608) 205-1994; e-mail: <w9hsy@execpc.com>; <https://www.qsl.net/mara>. (Talk-in 147.150 [+600], PL 123.0 Hz; exams 10 a.m.)

YAKIMA, WASHINGTON – W7AQ, Yakima Amateur Radio Club will hold the Yakima Hamfest Saturday, April 14 at the Selah Civic Center, 216 South 1st Street. Activities include VE exams, a 2-meter bunny hunt, door prizes. Contact: Lindsay Kooser (509) 965-6612; e-mail: <n7rhw@arrl.net>; <https://www.w7aq.org>. (Talk-in 146.660 [PL 123.0]).

YORK, PENNSYLVANIA — The York Hamfest Foundation will hold the 2012 York Hamfest Saturday, April 14 at the Porters Community Fire Company, 1199 Porters Road (rain or shine). Contact: KB3QLQ, <duane.sterner@yahoo.com>. (Talkin 147.33 +.600 [CTCSS 123.0 Hz])

VISALIA, CALIFORNIA — The Southern California DX Club in association with the ARRL and the San Diego DX Club will hold the 63rd Annual International DX Convention April 20–22 at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center, 9000 West Airport Drive. Activities include classes, forums, seminars, QSL card checking, CW pile-up competition, exhibitors, and a golf tournament. To register visit: <https://www.dxconvention.org/reg/>; info <https://www.dxconvention.org/>.

VISALIA, CALIFORNIA — Elecraft is sponsoring the DX University Friday, April 20, at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center, 9000 West Airport Drive. Lecturers include AA7A, G3SXW, K4UEE, K9LA, N7NG, W3UR, W6OAT, W9KNI, and XE1KK. Topics include propagation, optimizing stations and antennas, awards, ethics, remote operations, QSLing, and more. Registration is $55. Contact: Wayne Mills, <n7ng@arrl.net> or Roger Western, <g3sxw@btinternet.com>. Info <https://www.dxuniversity.com>.

PICKERING, CANADA — The North Shore Amateur Radio Club and South Pickering Amateur Radio Club will hold the Durham Region Amateur Radio Hamfest 2012 Saturday, April 21 at the Pickering Recreation Complex, 1867 Valley Farm Road. Activities include a flea market, Contact: Durham Region Amateur Radio Hamfest, P.O. Box 53, Pickering, ON, Canada L1V 2R2. Website: <https://drhamfest.tripod.com>. (Talk-in 147.373+)

PERU, INDIANA — The Kokomo Amateur Radio Club will hold the Seventh Annual North Central Indiana Hamfest Saturday April 21 at the Miami County 4H Fairgrounds, 1029 West 200N. Activities include a flea market and raffle. Contact: Steve Shepler, Box 824, Marion, IN 46952; e-mail: <shepler1@gmail.com>; <https://www.nci-hamfest.net>. (Talk-in 147.345+; exams 8–10 a.m.)

GEORGETOWN, DELAWARE — The Sussex Amateur Radio Association and Sussex Technical High School will hold the Delmarva Amateur Radio & Electronics EXPO on Saturday, April 21 at Sussex Technical High School, 17099 County Seat Hwy. Tailgating, guest speakers, card checking, raffle, auction, police K9 demonstration. Contact: Bill, KB3KYH, (302) 537-4755; <https://www.radioelectronicsexpo.com>. (Talk-in 147.075 [PL 156.7]; exams)

SONOMA, CALIFORNIA — The Valley of the Moon Amateur Radio Club will hold its annual ARRL Hamfest Saturday, April 28 at the Sonoma Valley Veterans’ Memorial Building, 126 First Street West. Activities include demonstrations of radio stations and emergency communication vehicles, displays, swap meet, transmitter hunt, door prizes. Contact: Darrel, WD6BOR, (707) 996-4494; e-mail: <wd6bor@vom.com>; <https://vomarc.org/>. (Talk in 145.35 –600 [PL 88.5]; exams 9 a.m.)

Please submit hamfest and special event announcements at least three months in advance by e-mail to <hamfest@cq-amateur-radio.com> or <specialevent@cq-amateur-radio.com>, or by postal mail to: CQ Magazine, Attn: Hamfests (or Special Events), 25 Newbridge Rd., Hicksville, NY 11801.
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